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School Age Child Resources for SJSU Faculty
Where can I find health and parenting resources targeted to school age children?
KidsHealth ( http://kidshealth.org )is the most-visited site on the Web for information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years. Offers information for both parents and kids to read through.
WebMD has 10 Parenting tips for raising teenagers: http://www.webmd.com/parenting/guide/10-parenting-tips-for-raising-teenagers
Mayo Clinic has parenting tips for teens as well as a host of links to teen health issues http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/parenting-tips-for-teens/MY00481
Where can I get information about local summer camps and after school actvities?
The San Jose Park and Recreation site has info on after school programs and summer camps sponsored by the city http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/
The BayArea Parent magazine has an online searchable database of local summer camps http://siliconvalley.parenthood.com/
Bay Area Kid Fun has a list of local summer camps group by topic http://www.bayareakidfun.com/pages/summercamps.html
The Berekely Parent Network has an extensive list of after school and summer camp programs http://parents.berkeley.edu/recommend/summer/
SantaCruz Kidz.com has a list of summer camps grouped by location http://www.santacruzkids.com/summerprograms.html
Yelp.com has comprehensive reviews of local after school programs http://www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=after+school+care&find_loc=San+Jose%2C+CA
You can find a local Little League or PONY baseball team at: http://www.baseball-links.com/links/Youth_Baseball/California/
You can find a local soccer team at: http://www.cysadistrict2.org/
Where can I find information for programs for kids with special needs?
The San Jose Park and Recreation site has an Adaptive sports program: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/
The Berkeley Parent network has a list of camps and programs for kids with special needs: http://parents.berkeley.edu/recommend/summer/specialneeds.html
Where can I get distilled child and adolescent development research?
The Society for Research on Child Development has policy briefs on a range of topics including "Overscheduled is overrated: after school activities are good for kids": http://www.srcd.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=229&Itemid=524
The American Psychological Association has statement papers on parenting including one on parent support of teen sports http://www.apa.org/topics/parenting/index.aspx
The American Educational Research Association has policy papers related to child and teen education http://www.aera.net/publications/Default.aspx?menu_id=30&id=314
The National Crime Prevention Council has resources for protecting your child online including cyberbullying http://www.ncpc.org/topics